Douglas and Perry Lee Brown will celebrate their 72nd wedding anniversary Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. They were married Jan. 14, 1950 in Greenville, S.C.

She is the former Perry Lee Merrill. She retired from Transylvania County schools after 21 yeas of service. He retired from Ecusta Corporation after 40 years of service. After retiring, they did a lot of traveling and Doug worked on Habitat houses, volunteered at Transylvania Hospital, and other volunteer services.

They have one daughter, Linda Scheaffer, of Brevard. They are natives of Transylvania County and members of First Baptist Church in Brevard. Doug has been a member for 84 years. He started attending when he was six years old and joined when he was 11 years old. Perry Lee jointed after they were married.

She had been a member of Little River Baptist Church. They were active members of First Baptist until Covid 19. They now watch it on Facebook.

They are so happy, thankful and blessed that God as blessed them with 72 years together.

They plan to celebrate their anniversary at home because of COVID-19 and celebrate at a later time.

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